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European Externships

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Deadline January 28, 2015

Europe - Intellectual Property (IP)

4 units | The program will start with a one-week summer “intensive” seminar at Charles University in Prague followed by an externship in Intellectual Property Law within a European law firm or business . The theme of the seminar will be cross border intellectual property enforcement issues, addressing such topics as the following:

  • Anti-counterfeiting enforcement measures involving luxury goods
  • Piracy of entertainment products and services
  • Internet service provider secondary liability for file sharing, user-generated content, and the like
  • The tension between trademarks and geographical indications 

The program will feature guest presenters from European law firms and businesses who will host the internships in which students will participate after the seminar. 

Placements include Sandel, Loje & Partners, Copenhagen; IKEA, Brussels; Casalonga Avocats, Paris; Boehmert & Boehmert, Berlin; Trevisan & Cuonzo, Milano; and MSA IP, Belgrade.

USF Summer 2015 Director:  Adjunct Professor Peter Harvey

Click here for information regarding USF's LLM program in IP & Technology Law.

Prague and Brno, Czech Republic


4 units | The program will begin with a week of instruction at Charles University. The lectures will be given by English-speaking Czech law professors and lawyers on various aspects of the Czech legal system, European Union law and international business law. Students will spend the next four weeks working at an international or local Czech firms or with the Supreme Administrative Court, (its English website is: http://www.nssoud.cz/Uvod/art/1) where the students can work in Professor Kühn’s chamber.  Professor Kühn taught at USF during the Fall 2014. Placements may also be available at the Czech Constitutional Court (the English website is http://www.usoud.cz/en/). Students will learn about business legal practices both under the European Union or international law or get experience working with the judicial system of the Czech Republic.

USF Summer 2015 Director: Professor Connie de la Vega